The trucking industry is highly regulated, and one way that those regulations are enforced is through the use of weigh stations situated along the highways of the country. Many people are under the impression that all they do at these stations is weigh the trucks. However, the officers who staff these stations are also checking to ensure that the trucks are in good working order and that the drivers are unimpaired. For example, a trucker was recently arrested for being impaired after the administration of field sobriety tests conducted at a weigh station here in Tennessee.
The 25-year-old trucker stopped at an open weigh station on Interstate 81 recently. Officials there determined that his truck was longer than it should have been. When the truck driver was questioned, he was suspected of being impaired.